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Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

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Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese fifth wheel installation kit part number RP56001-53 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches. Fifth Wheel Installation Kit reviews from real customers.
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Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - RP56001-53

  • Reese
  • Above the Bed
  • Custom

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.


Features:

  • Installation brackets mount beneath your truck bed to provide attachment points for 5th-wheel rails
  • Base rails sit in truck bed and allow installation of 5th-wheel trailer hitch
  • Fast, simple installation with outboard design
    • Extended-length base rails allow for mounting farther out from truck frame
      • Avoids underbed components for easier access
      • Cuts down installation time by more than half compared with universal kits
    • Custom brackets mount to existing holes in truck frame, minimizing drilling and measuring
  • Thoroughly tested kit is compliant with strict Society of Automotive Engineers guidelines
  • Kit includes brackets, 10-bolt rails and Grade-8 hardware
  • Compatible with Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese and Valley 5th-wheel hitches
  • Sturdy, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Base rail dimensions: 48" long x 1-7/8" tall
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Reese's outboard installation kit for your fifth-wheel trailer hitch was designed with safety and convenience in mind. Just like the original custom mounting brackets, these brackets install using existing holes in the truck frame, minimizing installation time. The biggest difference with this outboard kit is the extended-length rails. These above-bed rails are 5 inches longer than standard, universal fifth-wheel rails so that they will match up with the mounting points on the brackets, which sit below the bed and outside of your truck's frame. The result is a much simpler installation process, wherein most underbed components can be easily avoided. Because you are working outside the frame rails, you also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.


The base rails included in this installation kit feature a standard 10-bolt design. Each of these rails attaches to the underbed brackets with two carriage bolts at both ends. A single bolt is used in the center of each rail to further secure it in your truck bed. The result is a set of base rails that remains firmly in place thanks to 10 points of contact.


This entire installation kit is built to be SAE J2638 compliant and has been extensively tested per specified accelerated-life-cycle criteria for fifth-wheel trailer hitches. The requirements for testing are based on the European-style test of 900,000 cycles, making this testing process among the most thorough and intensive in the industry.



56001 Reese Quick-Install Out Board Brackets

30153 Reese Extended Length Fifth Wheel Installation Rails



RP56001-53 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP56001-53 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2011 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6-1/2 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 Foot Bed

2014 - 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8 Foot Bed

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2016 - 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg



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Video of Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Reese Fifth Wheel Installation Kit - Custom - RP56001-53 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to look at the Reese Quick Install Custom Based Rails and Outboard installation kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches. This is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Chevrolet Silverado and GMC CR2500 and 3500 trucks and on a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, it'll show if this will work for your application.These heavy duty custom installation brackets right here are going to mount beneath your truck bed and out of your trucks frame to provide attachment points for these fifth wheel rails. The base rails are what will sit in your truck bed and allow the installation of your fifth wheel trailer onto your vehicle.Now this is a fast installation with the outboard design. Basically, these rails are about five inches longer than the standard rails, and those extend the base rails allow for mounting further out from the truck frame. The result is a much simpler installation process, and most of the under bed components can be easily avoided. Because your working on outside the frame rails, you're also have easier access with your tools and more room to work, making the whole process less of a pain.

The customer brackets will mount to existing holes in your truck frame, which will minimize drilling and measuring and it cuts down the installation time by more than half, compared with the universal bracket systems.This kit will include everything showed on the table, the two ten bolt based rails, and all the hardware to install them. The two custom installation brackets and the grade A hardware for those. Nice set of detailed instructions that will describe how to install everything. Now these rails are compatible with fifth wheel hitches by Kirk, Draw tight, Hidden Hitch, Reese Valley and Husky brands, and most standard fifth wheel hitches. They will not fit the Reese Elite series or the Valley UBS hitches.All these parts are a sturdy steel construction, with a nice black powder coat finish to help resist corrosion, and the base rails themselves are 48 inches long by about 1 and 7/8th inches tall.

That should do it for the review on the Reese Quick Install Custom Base Rails and Outboard Installation Kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches.


Customer Reviews

Reese Quick-Install Custom Outboard Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - RP56001-53

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (87 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty, custom brackets dramatically reduce the amount of drilling and time required to install your fifth-wheel trailer hitch. Outboard design ensures simple access to mounting points. Brackets, 10-bolt base rails and hardware included.

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2012 GMC Sierra

I like these rails! Installation was easy because you can access all of the bolts from the wheel wells. (except the two middle bolts). The rails are a little taller and longer than other rails but the ease of installation is worth it. Great installation videos help me decide on what rails to purchase. Customer service confirmed fitment, great service. 594121



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Works great and installed easily 725041



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2013 Chevrolet Equinox

So as an installer I love the outboard kits for the Chevy trucks. Saves a ton of time. Etrailer had part cheaper than my supplier and it was instock . Fast shipping . 660982



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Fit perfectly, total install less than three hours! Very quick ship! 637135



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great fit, fast shipping 636955



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I have a 2019 3500hd single wheel. This is 3rd truck that I have had my valley slider hitch installed in and the first time installing the rails myself. Directions were easy to follow and the etrailer videos helped out as well. Rails are definitely a bit taller than other rails but not much of a concern to me. Glad I decided on this setup. Hardware was accessible and made torquing a bit easier. 619402



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I purchased this Reese Quick Install 5th wheel trailer hitch & was extremely pleased with the easy installation. The fit was perfect & it exceeded my expectations. We've been using the hitch for over a year now without any problems. I would recommend this to my friends. 603701



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I was pleased with the delivery, it arrived early, was very disappointed that the hardware was missing. The girls I spoke to regarding this were wonderful to talk to, unfortunately, Reese was the hold up, received a box from Reese yesterday and I finally have the hardware. Thank you 599925



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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

Great customer service! 559699



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Product arrived in perfect condition and on time as promised I would definitely do business with them again 541723



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Shipping was excellent. product was easy install to install and worked like a charm. Build very sturdy works great. 540848



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2011 Chevrolet Silverado

Excellent product 522250



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2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Installation was straight forward and all parts fit perfectly. A note that the packaging was broken and a couple of spacers were missing. I had extra so there were no problems. 509305



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2014 GMC Sierra 2500

This is new hitch installed in 2014 GMC 2500HD 504611


Comments
The hitch is working great so far
Rick Y - 05/12/2019

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2016 GMC Sierra 3500

I'am very happy with it very easy to in stall 498857



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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2018 Chevy 2500 hd went with outside bolt up brackets went great about a hour and a half all done but torquing down didn’t have to get under truck but for center bolts on rails much easier than inside bolt up had that one on previous truck well worth the ext few bucks would highly recommend thanks etrailer 490165



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Easy to install, been working great.. 480333



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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Everything was good except they forgot to put the all the nuts and bolt into the box. I was on a timeline and had to search around for Grd 8 carrage bolts. Nothing wrong with product but etrailer needs to look into the order pickers. Im not a Happy Camper Right now! 480255



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This was the first time I had used a genuine Reese rail kit. Have had several of the universal ones in the past. This kit is sooooo much better. A little easier to install and more rugged. Looks better, too. Well worth the small additional expense. 479108



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some informations was not very clear because my pick-up model have a liner inside the fences but finaly it's fit perfectly. thank you 476948



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Easy to install. The bolt pull wire worked great when pulling frame bolts thru frame. 469085



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Shipped super fast. Parts fit perfectly. 464031



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Easy to install, couple of hours using basic hand tools, clear instructions with pictures. 462993



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The parts arrived a day earlier and were in great shape. Everything looks to be high quality and I expect they will work great. It took about 2 1/2 or 3 hours to install. Pretty straightforward, the only tricky part is fishing the frame mount bolts thru and not dropping them in the frame rails till you get the nuts started. God parts, good prices. 462173



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The parts arrived a day earlier and were in great shape. Everything looks to be high quality and I expect they will work great. It took about 2 1/2 or 3 hours to install. Pretty straightforward, the only tricky part is fishing the frame mount bolts thru and not dropping them in the frame rails till you get the nuts started. God parts, good prices. 462174


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